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£80m funding package for farmers in Wales

Published December 13th, 2018

Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced over £80m to extend many Glastir agreements, allow further investment through the Sustainable Production Grant and continue the Farm Business Grant.

The funding package will provide support to farmers facing the considerable challenges of Brexit.and help continue the delivery of environmental outcomes including on agriculture pollution.

Funding of £62.9m will extend all Glastir Advanced agreements, including underlying Glastir Entry elements where they are in place, all current Glastir Commons agreements and all current Glastir Organics contracts to 2021. There will also be a further round of Glastir Small Grants. This will help to ensure ongoing environmental outcomes and a smooth transition to the new Public Goods Scheme.

A further £16m allocation will be made to the Sustainable Production Grant to help farmers prepare for the introduction of regulations to protect water quality from agricultural pollution and improve their nutrient management. The current Farm Business Grant will also continue and will support farmers to invest in equipment and machinery to increase their business sustainability and profitability

“We want to see a strong future for farming in Wales after we leave the European Union and are doing all we can, working with the industry, to achieve this,” Lesley Griffiths said.

“This funding package will maintain the lasting benefits of the current RDP, help farmers adapt and help the agricultural sector thrive in a post-Brexit world.”

For help with grant applications contact Mark Morison at Berrys on 01743 290647 email mark.morison@berrys.uk.com

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Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 290647
mark.morison@berrys.uk.com

Mark joined Berrys as a partner in July 2015. He comes from a farming background and has worked as a rural practice chartered surveyor in Shropshire and mid Wales since 1997. He is a member and accredited Valuer of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants. He is a past chairman and current examiner for the West Midlands Group of Agricultural Valuers and a past chairman of the Shropshire, Montgomeryshire and District Agricultural Valuers Association.

Mark has vast experience in a range of professional services including valuations, landlord and tenant matters, Common Agricultural Policy and rural land management. He is an experienced rural property practitioner conversant with the RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Notes – ‘Surveyors acting as Expert Witnesses’ and the provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35 and the Arbitration Act 1996 and also a panel Valuer for a number of High Street banks, including Barclays Bank PLC and Lloyds Bank PLC.